THE BLESSED SAVIOR’S BIRTH!!!
By Lisa Bell:
God With Us & God Living Among Us:
God visited His creation, in the form of the baby Jesus, through the birth of the virgin Mary, that which was conceived of the Holy Spirit!!!
“Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.
But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.
Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
“Behold, A VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD, AND SHALL BRING FORTH A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME Em-man’-uel, which being interpreted is God with us”
Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:
And knew her not (had no intercourse) till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name Jesus.
(Matthew 1:18-25 KJV)
God, The Word, left His Heavenly Abode in Glory and became the Son of God; Who was born the Messiah and Savior of the World. Jesus walked upon the earth, to save the World from Sin, Death, and to provide the way for eternal life for the saved, the children of the HIGHEST!!!, to live with The Heavenly Father and Jesus, The King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, Eternally in Their Heavenly Abode!!! Jesus being full of Mercy, Grace, Truth, and Compassion, showed much Love, toward a Sick and Dying World, while here on earth and today, continues to do so in Heaven, upon His Father’s throne, Seated at His Right Hand!!!
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth”
John 1:14 ESV
Jesus, during His ministry on earth, went to the Least First, to preach the good news of the kingdom of God, the good news of the gospel; as did John the Baptist, His forerunner, did before Him.
Therefore, Blessed Are Those Who Are Not Offended By
The Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!!!
“Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.
“And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me”
Luke 7:22-23 (KJV)
For the Least Shall be First and the
First Shall Be Last!!!
(Matthew 20:16 King James (KJV)
“So the last shall be first, and the first last:…”
Yet, the rich should not become burdened from the needs of the poor and left with nothing, but are to be tenderhearted and show mercy and compassion with their riches, towards the less fortunate and the poor; not just in this season but the in every season, so that all May live well!!!
“Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be equality”
2 Corinthians 8:13
For the Love of Money is the Root of All Evil!!!
“But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs”
1 Timothy 6:6-10
Jesus Pronounces Woes:
“But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation.
“Woe to you who are full now, for you shall be hungry.
“Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep.
“Woe to you, when all people speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets.
Love Your Enemies:
“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either. Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.
“If you love those who love you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount. But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Highest, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.
Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you”
(Luke 6:24-37, 38 KJV, ESV).
“O Holy Night” (French: “Minuit Chretiens!” or “Cantique de Noël”) is a well-known Christmas carol composed by Adolphe Adam in 1847 to the French poem “Minuit, chrétiens” (Midnight, Christians) by a wine merchant and poet, Placide Cappeau (1808–1877).
John Sullivan Dwight’s Version:
“O Holy Night”
O holy night! The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of our dear Saviour’s birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
Till He appear’d and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees! O hear the angel voices!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born;
O night divine, O night, O night Divine.
Led by the light of Faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming,
Here come the wise men from the Orient land.
The King of Kings lay thus in lowly manger;
In all our trials born to be our friend.
He knows our need, to our weaknesses no stranger,
Behold your King! Before Him lowly bend!
Behold your King, Before Him lowly bend!
Truly He taught us to love one another;
His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother;
And in His name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise His holy name.
Christ is the Lord! O praise His Name forever,
His power and glory evermore proclaim.
His power and glory evermore proclaim.